This is a Dhamma Talk given at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society on September 18th to celebrate the First Annual International Bhikkhuni Day, which was held the day before. The talk discusses the original intentions behind the organisation of the Buddhist community, how that has changed over time, and the benefits there would be in returning to the Buddha’s original intentions. Along the way the talk takes into consideration the original organisation of the Sanghas, their relationships... Topic: Bhikkhunis, History, Sangha, Women
Today we look at Genesis 1, 2, and 3 in order to find out woman's relationship to man. Was man created to be the head of woman and have authority over her or were they created equal. Topic: Religion, Christian, Sermon, Freedom, Women Source: http://www.pastorjacob.blogspot.com
As we continue in our study of women and their role in relation to men and within the church, we find our selves in 1st Timothy 2:11-14. In this passage Paul clearly writes that he "does not allow a woman to teach or have authority over a man." But as we go deeper into this passage, we'll find that there more going on than meets the eye. Is this passage restricting women or will we find that it is liberating? Topic: Religion, CHristian, Sermon, Women, Freedom Source: http://www.pastorjacob.blogspot.com
A short talk given by Bhante Anandajoti on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012, to introduce some of the issues around the ordination of women in the Theravada tradition. The talk covers such topics as the Buddha's original intention in organising the Dispensation, the teachings given by Bhikkhunis, the Asokan missions and their results, passing the lineage to China, the end of the lineage, its reinstatement and more. Topics: Bhikkhunis, Women's Ordination, Nuns, Theravada, Asokan Missions
A translation of a section in Anguttaranikaya and its commentary, where the Buddha places thirteen nuns in foremost position for one skill or another, and describes how the nuns attained their positions. Text along with embedded reading can be found here. Topics: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Dhamma, Biography, Buddhism, Books, Nuns, Texts, Theravada, Women
A topical sermon on biblical church government by Brian Abasciano delivered on 3/22/15 at Faith Community Church, Hampton, NH. Normally, I preach expositionally, but topical sermons are sometimes warranted. This one sets forth Faith Community Church's fundamental vision of church government. Topics: Church government, elders, deacons, pastors, overseers, shepherds, shepherding, elder ruled,...
This final episode in series 1 concludes the discussion of the Acts of Paul and Thecla in relation to the Pastoral epistles, addressing the ways in which Paul was used within debates about womens' leadership in second century groups of Jesus-followers. This is the final episode in series 1. Series 2 will take an historical and literary look at the gospels in terms of "Portraits of Jesus in Early Christianity". This episode is part of series one ("Paul and his Communities")... Topics: early Christianity, history, Christian origins, new Testament, bible, acts of paul and thecla,...